Download PDF: Microbehunter (December 2011) (3160)
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Welcome to the 10th issue of MicrobeHunter magazine. You can download the PDF and order a printed version.
At this point I would also like to encourage all readers to participate by writing articles (short and long). Read the submissions page for more information.
If you encounter any errors or mistakes, please inform me, I will correct these and upload a new version.
My Perfect Microscope
My perfect microscope is assembled from 3 junked and discarded units.
Images by Jeff Clinedinst, Rodney Brightwell, Anthony Thomas, Manfred Rath and Brian Loxton
Microscope Slides: Styles, Features and Preparation Techniques
Everything you ever wanted to know about glass slides!
Improving the performance of the optical microscope
Some simple adaptations to the microscope can dramatically improve its performance. In this article the author explores the possibilities of darkfield and polarization.
Observing Freshwater Planarians
These little flatworms are ideal specimens for low-power microscopy.
A Stage Platform for the Shop Inspection Microscope
The “shop inspection microscope” is a small monocular microscope using top-illumination. In this article the author describes the construction of a stage platform, which makes transmitted-light observation possible.
Make your Photomicrographs look like DIC
Differential Interference Contrast (DIC) optics produces beautiful images that appear 3D. These optics are also very expensive. Luckily it is possible to achieve a DIC-like effect with PhotoShop’s Emboss tool.
Index of Contributors for Volume 1 (January – December 2011)